HOW OLD IS THE GILI MATRA MARINE PARK AND HOW BIG IS IT?
The Gili Matra Marine Park covers roughly 30 km2 as it actually covers the land too. It was created in early 1993. In this time the popularity of the Islands has skyrocketed and a whole diving industry has emerged. It was set up by the State Ministry of Demography and Environment which as seen many changes since and has merged with many other departments making the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
WHAT DOES THE GILI SHARK CONSERVATION PROJECT DO TO PROTECT THE MPA?
With the abundance data we collect we want to proof that the reefs surrounding the Gili Islands in Indonesia are a shark nursery area. In 2019 the government will review the Gili Matra Marine Park and we would love to see that they will create the first official shark nursery around the Gili Islands.